The Beta-Beast is an alien monster from a distant planet, captured and augmented by the warlords of Beta, an extra-terrestrial species that employed war monsters in their aeons-old struggle against the Megan warlords. The most powerful of their monsters, the Beta-Beast was still not equal to the challenge posed by the Megans' ultimate weapons: the Mega-Monsters. Unable to confront the Megans directly, the Betans moved the Beta-Beast to their base on Earth's Moon, and soon pitted it against Godzilla in an attempt to determine if the Earth monster might be powerful enough to stand against the imminent arrival of the Mega-Monsters. Based on Godzilla's swift destruction of the Beta-Beast, the Betans were somewhat reassured that Godzilla might indeed be able to overcome their mutual enemies.
Powers and Abilities
- The Beta-Beast is able to withstand total vacuum on its own without any discernible manner of protection. This would indicate a marked ability to survive without any regard to respiration or pressure effects.
- The monster's insect-like exoskeleton also affords it some protection from physical attack, as witnessed by its quick recovery from Godzilla's mauling muscles.
- The alien is able to fire a jet of flame from an orifice at the top of its head, flames of such intense heat as to even phase Godzilla.
- The bulbous extremities that terminate each of its tentacles are able to fire powerful darts, solid missiles able to punch through extremely tough armor.